Installing OpenOffice 3 on CentOS 5

After been a while using OpenOffice 2.3 that came bundle with CentOS 5.2 ,
somehow decided to get OpenOffice 3.0.1 installed..

First of all have to download the RPMs file installer at the OpenOffice website[],
it comes via a zipped file of all needed RPMs.
then extract it ..

figure out where did the RPM file are..

cd OOO300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379/
cd RPMS/

now link that to a directory that would be possible to use with yum installer

ln -s /home/namran/v/OOO300_m15_native_packed-1_en-US.9379/RPMS /home/namran/rpms
createrepo /home/namran/rpms

then edit the


to have something like below :

name=CentOS-$releasever - Media

then start the installation with

yum install openoffice.org3-writer-3.0.1-9379 --disablerepo \* --enablerepo c5-media

this will resolve and install all the necessary package need to get the writer running..
once completed .. can try running it..


here.. somehow I bump into a glitch..

Missing vcl resource.This indicates that files vital to localization missing.You might have corrupt installation.

a few google search.. solution turn out to be ..

yum install ooobasis3.0-en-US-writer --disablerepo \* --enablerepo c5-media
yum install ooobasis3.0-en-US* --disablerepo \* --enablerepo c5-media --nogpgcheck

somehow need the –nogpgcheck
as the localization package got unsigned.. *sigh*

feel a bit lazy.. lets install all package instead..

yum install openoffice.org3* --disablerepo \* --enablerepo c5-media --nogpgcheck

then run the

[ad#postad] If everything is fine , a wizard to create some of new document type will

now time to create some shortcut at Desktop.
right click .. create new launcher
set the command to run as


then fill in some comment and name.. choose whatever icon..

now to get the association correct..
right click on file with .odt / .sxw / .odg
go to Properties..

the click at “Open-With” tabs
click “Use Custom command”
and browse to


then.. made it as default by highlight the
soffice’s bullet

and same goes to the Open Office Shortcut in the top-panel ..
right click on icon.. Properties.

for Writer, Presentation , Spreadsheet respectively..
change the command to …

/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice  -writer %U
/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice  -impress %U
/opt/openoffice.org3/program/soffice -calc %U


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3 Responses

  1. robfish88 says:

    Thank you very much…….

  2. robfish88 says:

    Kindly advice, I want to use OpenWRT for my TP-Link router model TL-WR1043ND version 1.10 starting serial number with 12.

    Requested for UNIFI Malaysia 20 MB

    Kindly advice which files I do need to download, highly appropriated in advance .



    (Shah Alam)

  3. robfish88 says:

    Good Morning ,
    I have a TL-WR1043ND router Ver 1.10 and not able to find Hardware version, as what I understood from other posts that this should be then Hardware version 1.
    Have installed OpenWRT in total 3 files :
    German stock firmware (v3.9.17)
    – attitude_adjustment 12.09-rc2 and
    attitude_adjustment 12.09-rc2 and able to able access my router TL-WRT1043ND

    I guess that it is my age (59) but I a losing it on the configuration and explanation, first the first of all on many images that I have seen on the internet in the part Internet -> Swith VLAN witch is starting with PORT 1 -2-3-4-5-CPU however on my installed OpenWRT it starts with PORT 0-1-2-3-4-CPU so I guess something is already wrong on my side, having said this most images are related to HARDWARE VERSION 1.8

    My main goal is to get connect to UNIFI Malaysia (20MB connection) I know that Unifi provides an IPTV package but to honest I don’t need this IPTV connection at all.

    The bottom line, I like get connected to UNIFI with OPENWRT and I am really begging f someone can assist me in to get connect to Unifi. I know it is labor day (May 1) but will be great full if somebody can assist me.


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